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Agfa Announces Computer-to-Plate Webinars

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Interactive, On-Line Sessions Focus On CTP Technologies And Workflow Mortsel, Belgium, - January 17, 2002 – Agfa announced the first in a series of educational, online Webinars for printers and prepress professionals around the world. Using innovative Web Conferencing technology, Agfa will offer two seminars starting in January that will help participants prepare for the profitable implementation of a computer-to-plate (CTP) workflow. As the fastest growing supplier of CTP systems worldwide, Agfa has helped hundreds of companies implement computer-to-plate workflow solutions, and will share its expertise in the technical, financial, service and training issues involved in their implementation. "Small to mid-sized printers are under a great deal of pressure to reduce costs, increase productivity and raise quality. Computer-to plate can help them do that, and we want to offer these printers the practical information they need to assure a successful transition to CTP," says Dave Costa, Agfa vice president of output systems, worldwide. "Several years ago, users faced a limited choice of CTP technology as well as the requirement of a large capital investment. Today, there are more options as well as experience to draw on, and these on-line seminars are designed to help printers understand those options." Two Agfa CTP Webinars are being offered: "Today’s CTP Technology – What’s the Right Choice for You," and "Implementing CTP Workflows – What You Need to Know." The seminars will be moderated by Rick Littrell of Littrell & Associates, who has more than 20 years of experience in the use, development, marketing and support of CTP systems. He will be joined by prepress consultant Brian Alterio, Agfa Plate Specialist Tony King, Agfa Workflow Specialist Michael Jahn and Agfa Systems Engineer Dave Romano. The Webinars are free to attend. Each will run for approximately one hour, and will be offered once every week between 29 January and 7 March. A detailed schedule and registration information for the Webinars can be found at http://www.agfa.com/graphics/webinars. The technical requirements for participation are simple. Using a Macintosh or PC with Web access, a standard Web browser, and a telephone, attendees will be able to see and hear the live seminar, participate in audience polling and submit questions for the moderator and presenters to address. About Agfa Corporation Agfa Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, produces and markets analogue and digital systems, primarily for the graphics industry, medical radiography, non-destructive testing, micrographic and motion picture film, and consumer imaging and photography markets. Agfa has its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium, employing 22,000 people in 40 countries. Worldwide sales for 2000 were 5,260 million Euros. In the U.S., Agfa is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, and employs 4,000 people. Product and company information may be found on Agfa's home page on the World Wide Web at www.agfa.com.




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